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Virtual or Socially Distanced Corporate Gatherings: The Holiday Edition

We all look forward to our office holiday party. Whether it has been held in the office or at an outside venue, these gatherings give us the opportunity to spend time together outside of our usual workday and celebrate the season. This year, these gatherings will be more important for our employees than ever. As…

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2019 Castle Events Year in Review

From unforgettable incentive programs in Dubrovnik, Croatia and Riviera Maya, Mexico, to sustainability and CSR efforts taking center stage at events, 2019 was an incredible (and busy) year for Castle’s event team! To kick off the new year, we’re sharing our top destinations and industry trends from 2019 and our 2020 event trend predictions. What…

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Introvert-Friendly Events

I’m an event planner—and a self-proclaimed introvert. As many of my fellow introverts can attest to, we learn how to “act” extroverted when moments call for it, but the act can take quite a bit of energy to maintain for long periods of time, especially at events. How one responds to stimulation is a simple…

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Piecing Together the Event Planning Puzzle: Five Questions with Emily Langlois

From passionate event planners to media relations specialists to crisis communications experts, our talented team of public relations and event professionals are the cornerstones of our success. Our top-notch employees provide effective event, marketing, public relations and social media strategies to our wonderful clients across a wide range of industries. Our Five Questions blog series…

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Taking a Gamble: Planning a Corporate Meeting or Event at a Casino Hotel

With the Encore Boston Harbor opening this weekend, I started thinking about the pros and cons of planning a corporate meeting or event at a casino hotel. First things first, a casino hotel might not work for every company or occasion, but there are very good reasons to consider them. Since these properties receive revenue…

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Corporate Incentive Event Planning: Key Considerations for a Successful Program

Corporate incentive programs undeniably help motivate employees to reach new levels of success, boost morale, and provide much-needed employee recognition. With the right planning and resources, basic recognition programs can be transformed into experiences that will be the talk of your company. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind when planning your next…

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Tips for Planning Exceptional Optional Activities at your Corporate Meetings or Events

Corporate meetings and incentives often include optional activities designed to give attendees the opportunity to relax, network and experience the flavor of the host city. These activities come in many shapes and sizes; they can be hosted by the sponsoring organization, paid for by attendees, and be for individuals or for groups. So how do…

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Client Relationships: Keeping it Fresh

Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold. This adage from my Girl Scout years has proven to be valuable advice in both my personal life and career as a corporate event producer.  Here at Castle, we are lucky to have customers that we’ve developed long standing relationships with…

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